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Gavin Harrison is the drummer extraordinaire for Porcupine Tree / OSI / King Crimson. I've been looking forward to this release for awhile...
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New Descent game for PC! Only 7 hours remaining!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/descendentstudios/descent-underground 
Descendent Studios is raising funds for Descent: Underground on Kickstarter! Descent is back! Pilot your ship & battle foes through twisting, turning tunnels with unrestricted 3D movement & FPS action in Zero-G!
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Loved Descent ][. Hated Descent 3.
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The soundtrack for Nightcrawler was intense and James Newton Howard is amazing, as always.
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It's release day for Raygun Chronicles! This is an anthology that is greater than the sum of its parts. The book, curated by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, combines the best of of Ray Gun Revival magazine and adds in new works by stunningly big name SF/F authors. It's the best Space Opera offering of the year. Order now and give your favorite Sci-Fi geek a real treat for Christmas!
http://www.amazon.com/Raygun-Chronicles-Space-Opera-New/dp/0988125757/
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Wow. You've come a long way! Keep up the good work!
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I'm Johne Cook, itinerant wordsmith and Overlord-in-hiatus. I like prog rock, film noir, space opera, and the Green Bay Packers. I've sold some SF/F short stories and have a novel in progress. For seven years, I've been a founding editor of Ray Gun Revival magazine. I do technical writing during the day and watch movies and play PC videogames in my free time. I'm active in my church but don't push my beliefs down your throat. I'm told I'm a friendly, regular guy by people who don't actually owe me money. I usually have a miniature doxie in my lap when I'm home or a grandson on my knee when I'm out. In other news, I'm old enough to have two young grandbabies (but age and maturity are not mutually exclusive, heh.)
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I'd pay real money to see Ron Swanson v. Dwight Shrute:
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This looks really - writing interactive adventures using a web-based HTML5 app called Inklewriter.
 
Inklewriter is a new HTML5 app that allows writers to create "Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books" with minimum fuss. Everyone can write and publish stories on the platform, while exercising their creative writing skills and playing with the new mix of interactive technology.

Start writing and branch off into new directions, then share the final story with whomever you like. http://writer.inklestudios.com/

Via +Fast Company 
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I'm loving this :)
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I am no longer a fan of Science Fiction. [A post about my changing attitude about publicly aligning myself with Science Fiction fandom].
Language changes. For example - do you remember these lyrics?
Flintstones. 
Meet the Flintstones. 
They're the modern stone age family. 
From the 
town of Bedrock, 
They're a page right out of history.
Let's ride with the family 
down the street. 
Through the courtesy 
of Fred's two feet.
When you're 
with the Flintstones 
Have a yabba dabba doo time. 
A dabba doo time. 
We'll have a gay old time.
Language changes, right? I am pragmatic enough to accept that in some cases and embrace it in others, but there is one specific case that occurred to me today that makes me angry and sad and terribly disappointed.
Warming to my specific point, I realized today I no longer wish to refer to myself as a Science Fiction fan.
Fandom has gotten a black eye of late with the partisan back-and-forth sniping between camps. I don't know how the schism started and I don't know who is more right or more wrong - that's not the point of this post - I just know that I'm pretty disgusted with the rancor, finger-pointing, and flaming vitriol that has separated what I thought was a pretty tight-knit group of enthusiastic people interested in speculative fiction.
To me, this couldn't come at a worse time. There used to be a time when Fantasy works were a subset in the larger Science Fiction section. Now, if you can find a bookstore with both sections, the tide has turned. I like good Fantasy but I love good Science Fiction.
For reference, I'll link to three stories picked at random [please don't read anything into the order other than I'm trying to cover the spectrum of opinion and observation]:
Politics Don't Belong In Science Fiction

Politics Belong In Science Fiction
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/04/28/hugo-awards-science-fiction-reading-politics-larry-correia-column/8282843/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/foz-meadows/politics-belong-in-scienc_b_5246418.html

THE HUGO WARS: HOW SCI-FI’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS BECAME A POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/02/05/the-hugo-wars-how-sci-fis-most-prestigious-awards-became-a-political-battleground/

There used to be a time when I happily and willingly self-identified as a Science Fiction fan. I realized with a shock today that I no longer feel comfortable with that language. It means something more negative and specific to many others than it means to me, and I must perforce change how I use my language. I guess from now on I'll say I like Science Fiction but won't identify as a fan - that term feels tainted now, and I feel older, less optimistic, and more jaded than I did just yesterday. I don't know what should be done about it nor who to look to for leadership - I just know I'm pretty angry with a bunch of people that I used to respect and admire across the spectrum, and I'm angry that a term I have used for decades to mean something fun and inclusive and commonly understood is no longer available to me because of finger-pointing and partisan in-fighting.
I remain as passionate about Science Fiction as ever, but as of today, I am no longer a fan. And that sucks.
A writer shouldn't be punished for his political beliefs.
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The new blues project from dUg Pinnick and the Bihlman Brothers is now out!
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I've been studying blues harp off and on for a while now. I'll give this a listen.
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I think the purple makes the gold pop.
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+Torah Cottrill +S. A. Hunt Hmm, good thoughts, thanks. I like what I have for the episodes in this series but may use a freelancer for The Sword of Otrim novel (that collects all five novelettes into one). Appreciate you stopping by!
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If you missed it, here's the Press Release for the upcoming Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For A New Age edited by +Bryan Thomas Schmidt:
http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/2012/11/18/announcing-raygun-chronicles-space-opera-for-a-new-age-contributors/
Here’s the scoop on my latest anthology project: Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt A collection of best of stories from Ray Gun Revival...
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This artist / image looks familiar... We conducted an interview with Jacob Charles Dietz as our Featured Artist this past February...
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I love prog rock, film noir, space opera, and the Green Bay Packers.
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I'm Overlord at Ray Gun Revival magazine, http://raygunrevival.com, which explains my astonishing ego. Also, a struggling SF/F author, which explains my terrible insecurity.
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